Trade mission to Scotland showcases Irish renewable sector firms

Trade mission to Scotland showcases Irish renewable sector firms

IRELAND’S Minister for Energy and Natural Resources has completed a two day trade mission to Scotland designed to showcase the capabilities of Irish companies offering services in the renewable energy sector.

The event, organised by Enterprise Ireland’s British-based team, saw 15 Irish companies join Minister Alex White at the Low Carbon Scotland Conference, which took place in Edinburgh on February 24 and 25.

“The mission was designed to provide a platform for Irish companies to showcase their capability in the renewable sector,” an Enterprise Ireland spokesperson told The Irish Post.

“The Scottish government recently published “Low Carbon Scotland, Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-27”,  revealing that Scotland now has a very ambitious climate change target, with a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020,” they explained.

“The Edinburgh conference was designed to openly discuss how Scotland can achieve this target and for the first time the conference was opened to private sector companies, so EI invested in exhibition space and hosted a branded stand at the conference to promote Irish capability in the area of Carbon Reduction for Scotland’s public sector – allowing our Irish companies an auspicious opportunity to further develop their already world renowned reputation in dealing and promoting renewables.”

The two day trade mission, largely organised by EI’s Elaine Buckley, who is based at their London office, included a reception at the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh, where Consul General Pat Bourne brought business people from across both nations together for a networking evening on Tuesday, February 24.